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B2231 Charle Kingsford Smith's flying helmet, exhaust manifold and fuel pipes (2), makers unknown, from the 'Southern Cross' aircraft, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1928. Click to enlarge.

Flying helmet worn by Charles Kingsford Smith and fuel pipes from the ‘Southern Cross’

Made 1928

Flying cap worn by Kingsford Smith. Leather fitting cap with chin strap and ear covers. Lined with cream fabric and lower quarter lined with fur.

Section of exhaust manifold from the ‘Southern Cross’. Painted black.

Fuel pipe, metal tube with interwoven brass strands on outside with screw attachments at both ends. Steel bracket is attached to tube at one end. Used for interconnecting fuelling system used on ‘Southern Cross’ for the 1928 flight across the Pacific Ocean.

Fuel pipe, metal tube ...

Summary

Object No.

B2231

Object Statement

Charle Kingsford Smith's flying helmet, exhaust manifold and fuel pipes (2), makers unknown, from the 'Southern Cross' aircraft, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1928

Physical Description

Flying cap worn by Kingsford Smith. Leather fitting cap with chin strap and ear covers. Lined with cream fabric and lower quarter lined with fur.

Section of exhaust manifold from the 'Southern Cross'. Painted black.

Fuel pipe, metal tube with interwoven brass strands on outside with screw attachments at both ends. Steel bracket is attached to tube at one end. Used for interconnecting fuelling system used on 'Southern Cross' for the 1928 flight across the Pacific Ocean.

Fuel pipe, metal tube with interwoven brass strands on outside with screw attachments at both ends. Used for interconnecting fuelling system used on 'Southern Cross' for the 1928 flight across the Pacific Ocean.

Production

Notes

The makers of the helmet and fuel pipes are unknown. The exhaust manifold was probably made by Fokker.

Made

1928

History

Notes

The flexible fuel pipes were used in conjunction with additional fuel tanks carried on the 'Southern Cross' for the long-distance flight from America to Australia in 1928.
The helmet was worn by Charles Kingsford Smith.

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Harold Affleck, 1976

Acquisition Date

28 May 1976

Cite this Object

Harvard

Flying helmet worn by Charles Kingsford Smith and fuel pipes from the 'Southern Cross' 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 20 August 2019, <https://ma.as/211412>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/211412 |title=Flying helmet worn by Charles Kingsford Smith and fuel pipes from the 'Southern Cross' |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=20 August 2019 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
This object is currently on display in Store 3 at the Museums Discovery Centre.

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